Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Chevrefeuille Cheeses Now Available on French Boat Files.
Since 1982, Chevrefeuille has been specializing in goat’s milk cheeses produced in the heart of the Perigord region of France. The word chevrefeuille translates to “honeysuckle” and is a perfect representation of these delicate cheeses. The “Fleur” line of Chevrefeuille cheeses are made with pasteurized milk. The cheeses, weighing approximately five-pounds each, have a distinctive scalloped edge displaying a beautiful flower shape reminiscent of its namesake.
As some of you have noticed, a number of the Chevrefeuille cheeses have moved from the French Air file to French Boat on Zuercher’s preorder list. Although items via boat take a bit longer to arrive, the savings is significant (approximately $4 per pound.) The truth is that air freight is quite pricey. We are confident that these savings will be much more appealing to customers and mongers, alike. After all, these elegant cheeses should get the exposure they deserve.
We carry three varieties of the Chevrefeuille “Fleur” line: Fleur Airelles, Fleur Soleil and Fleur Verte. Each has its own personality. All are light, velvety, bright and lemony:
*Incorporates sweetened cranberries
*Covered in a combination of red pepper, shallots, mustard, pepper and garlic
*Enrobed in tarragon, thyme and pink peppercorn
Don’t be afraid to experiment with these. It is difficult to go wrong with these fresh, tangy, spreadable gems. At Zuercher, we love them spread onto savory breakfast pastries, with white wine-poached pears in a salad, stuffed into baked chicken breasts or incorporated into a flatbread sandwich. Complement your meal with a wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc-based Sancerre. Its grassy, gooseberry notes will complement these perfectly. If beer is more your thing, match with a wheat beer, such as a creamy, citrusy Hefeweizen.